Something that we concocted over at Hell Creek ([link]
). The idea was to come up with scenes or actions from the modern natural world that aren't often depicted in Paleo art.
So, I then decided on my own to do some sketches of most of them and this is the result: a sketch-dump of extinct animals (predominantly dinosaurs) doing some interesting little things.
1. Suggested by MMartiniuk: "Pterosaurs burying their eggs like sea turtles." Featuring my first ever
full body reconstruction of a pterosaur (it isn't a particular species, just a generic Azhdarchid). Let me know if it's any good ^^
2. Suggested by Ferahgo as: "a small cool-climate theropod (something from the Jehol biota maybe?) licking moisture off an icicle." Featuring an adorable Sinosauropteryx prima
catching water drops from a frozen ginkgo branch.
3. Suggested by albertonykus as "Hadrosaurs owning things " the specifically by Tyrannotitan as "Tenontosaurus
". Featuring Tenontosaurus tilletti
and Deinonychus antirrhopus
4. Again suggested by Ferahgo as "large predatory dinosaurs combing for very small animals, like frogs or early mammals." Featuring a Gorgosaurus libratus
combing a slow river for frogs and turtles, the latter of which it has just uncovered.
5. Suggested by Stewmorg as "a(n) unamed Mosasaurid attacking a herd of 'Anatotitan'." Featuring
Thespesius occidentalis Anatosaurus annectus
and a generic mosasaurid.
6. Suggested by Naraoia as "...rarely depicted birdy behaviours... dust-bathing and anting?" Featuring Sinovenator changii
7. Again suggested by Stewmorg as "dinosaur when their drinking always seem to be lapping like mammals. why don't they draw it likes the different ways birds drink," but lots of people suggested "everyday animal activities" and drinking came up a couple of times. Featured is Tianyulong confuciusi
drinking like a ratite does.
All people mentioned appear with their Hell Creek usernames for simplicity's sake.
There were also a couple of non-vertebrate suggestions but I skipped them due to my crappyness at drawing backgrounds. Additionally there were several suggestions of different birdy behaviors for maniraptors which I will be doing, so expect a "bird behavior in maniraptors" sketch dump eventually.